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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Computers
Medium processor core personal computers manufactured by DELL have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on latest PCs.
SSD Storage Medium
The DELL 7040 has a faster storage speed than most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This desktop computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most newly released personal computers have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed across all desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of PC.
Other SSD PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper personal computers such as the Lenovo E73[plb_3436638_price], or the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price].
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.
DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most commonly found internal memory type on similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
Eight Processor Threads
The DELL 7040 is a eight processor thread PC. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 7040 only have between four and seven processor threads.
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The shallowest recently released medium processor core desktop computer is 33mm deep and the deepest is 600mm. At only 176 millimeters, the DELL 7040 is quite shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year.
The average weight of recently released medium processor core personal computers is 6.4kg, and the weights range from 38g to 16kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the DELL 7040 is very light compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 7040.
With a width of only 36 millimeters, the DELL 7040 is very narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year. Recently released medium processor core personal computers have widths of between 34mm and 7,100mm.
4 Reasons Against
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year range from 32GB to 3.3TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the DELL 7040 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst computers of this age.
If this computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL 7040[plb_3817108_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.
Only One DisplayPort
Most latest PCs have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the DELL 7040 which has one DisplayPort.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The DELL 7040 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of new medium processor core personal computers is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB.
Only One Storage Drive
The DELL 7040 is a one storage drive personal computer.
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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL 7040
Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when this DELL computer was released.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the DELL 7040 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other latest personal computers.
We compared this personal computer to all the other 8GB memory computers and we think the Alienware Alpha[plb_2706467_price], the DELL T3420[plb_3242155_price], and the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.8 gigahertz, the DELL 7040 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other recently released similar spec PCs.
If you want a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the 400 G3[pl_3787564_price] (3.2GHz and cheaper), or the 400 G3 SFF[pl_3820588_price] (3.2GHz and cheaper) both from HP.
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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Voltage
1.35, 5, 1.3
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Supplied
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
2L sized PC, 1.2L sized PC
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Password Protection Level
BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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